OldRacingCars.com

Aberdeen & District MC Hill Climb

Fintray, 4 Jul 1971

ResultsTime 
1 David Hepworth 5-litre Hepworth FF 4WD Special ['1'] - Chevrolet Hepworth V8
29.25s 1st in Class 2 (Over 1300cc racing cars)
2 Tony Griffiths 5-litre Brabham BT35X [2] - Repco 740 V8
(see note 1)
29.50s Class 2 (Over 1300cc racing cars)
3 Willie Forbes 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
30.81s Class 2 (Over 1300cc racing cars)
4 Ian Smillie 1.6-litre Lotus 22/31 [22-TC-75] - Ford twin cam
32.84s 1st in Class 2 (Over 1300cc racing cars)
5 Iain McLaren (1300cc racing car) 1-litre Chevron B15 [F3-69-10] - Ford
(see note 3)
33.14s 1st in Class 1 (1300cc and FF racing cars)
6 Gray Mickel 3.5-litre TechCraft - Buick V8
33.15s Class 2 (Over 1300cc racing cars)
7 Agnes Mickel 3.5-litre TechCraft - Buick V8
33.76s Class 2 (Over 1300cc racing cars)
8 Brian Harrison (1300cc racing car) 1-litre Vixen VB5 - Imp
33.83s Class 1 (1300cc and FF racing cars)
9 George Tatham (G7) 5.3-litre Brabham BT17 [SC-2-66] - Chevrolet V8
34.07s 1st in class
10 Sandy Watson (clubmans) 1.6-litre Mallock U2 Mk 8B - Ford
34.18s 1st in class
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT35X [2] (Tony Griffiths): New to Tony Griffiths (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) for 1971, and fitted with a 5-litre Repco 740 V8 engine for the British Hill Climb Championship and occasional rounds of the British Sprint Championship. Won one round of each series. Retained for 1972 when Griffiths again one one round in each series. To Malcolm Dungworth (Sheffield, South Yorkshire) for 1973 when he shared it with John Cussins (Leeds, West Yorkshire). They shared the car again in 1974 and in 1975, when Cussins won a championship round at Barbon Manor, then Dungworth ran it alone in 1976 and 1977. Sold to Terry Smith in October 1977, and he raced it in the Sprint series in 1978. He raced it again in 1979, but in June he transferred the Repco engine into a March 75A/761 and the BT35X was sold to Mike Remnant in south-west England. Remnant did not race it, sticking to his BT30, and sold it to Roger Jordan who fitted a Ford twin cam and ran it in SW events from about 1981, later replacing the engine with a Rover V8. It was raced by Mark Haynes, still with the Rover V8, at Werrington Park in 1985. In 1986, Jordan sold it to Ted Walker (Dursley, Gloucestershire) who sold it to Shaun Mooney. Mooney had it restored by Simon Hadfield, fitted a Cosworth BDA, and raced it in historic racing from 1991 to 1996. In 2002, the car was sold to Japan and ran in Japanese historic events where it was noted having the name "E. Sekiya" on the side. It changed hands in 2004 and rebuilt by the Mecca racing garage at Tsukuba circuit in 2008. It was offered for sale by its Japanese owner in August 2015, and acquired by Ross Drybrough (Worthing, West Sussex). At this point it was in "F2" specification with a BDA engine. Restored and raced by Drybrough in HSCC F2 in 2022.
  2. Lola T142 [SL142/31] (Willie Forbes): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/31.
  3. Chevron B15 [F3-69-10] (Iain McLaren): New to Natalie Goodwin's Goodwin Racing for Cyd Williams to race in European F3 from June 1969 onwards, replacing the team's well-used Brabham BT21B. Retained for early 1970 when it was raced by Williams and Ian Ashley, then sold to dealer Bobby Howlings. To Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) for 1971 and raced in Scottish hillclimbs in the 1300cc single seater class. To Kenny Allen and continued in Scottish hillclimbs in 1972 and 1973. Unknown after 1973 until advertised by Bobby Howlings' Cheshire Sports Cars Ltd as a rolling chassis in July 1975. The car was bought from Howlings by Simon Price (Shrewsbury), who kept it, unused, for 20 years until selling it to George Jack in June 1996. The car still had its 1000cc F3 engine and Hewland gearbox and Jack completely rebuilt the car. Jack then relocated to New Zealand in January 1988, taking the car with him, and won his class in the 1998/99 Thoroughbred & Classic Car Owners Club (TACCOC ) historic championship. He later fitted a 1500cc pre crossflow Ford engine, and then a Formula B Lotus twin cam and Hewland Mk 5.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.